Glow plug anti-seize?

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Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by piglet » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:24 am

Recommendations please.
I did the 106 TUD5 a few years back and greased the threads with common all garden muck, then last year we went to change them again and they fought all the way out, I was amazed that none snapped.

Don't particularly want to feck up the 3.0Tdi on 2nd week of ownership.
I would ask on the Audi forum but I think they all have a man to do the dirty stuff.
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Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by caprixpack » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:47 am

Not sure on the 3.0 v6 tdi but the glow plugs in my passat had been there 11 years when I came to change them, they came out with no fuss at all. It's best to do while the engine is warm, take it for a run then try not to burn yourself.
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Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by Welly » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:44 am

piglet wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:24 am

I would ask on the Audi forum but I think they all have a man to do the dirty stuff.
Sounds like the Volvo Forum :lol: then get all sniffy when 'the man' doesn't deliver the service expected, or it costs more....

Soak in WD40 for 6 months? :lol:

Jasper on here will have a lot of experience with this, I would ask though - why risk changing them unless you're having problems?
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Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by piglet » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:53 am

They seem to talk about re-mapping in hushed tones. Gentlemen don't re-map their vehicles, they buy the right one in the 1st place.

Re. the plugs, they are not stuck(he says) I just want to know what I should put the new ones in with?
Copper grease, unobtanium grease, or as God intended?

2 have failed which throws up the EML, along with the swirl flaps.
Still got 4 that work though!
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Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by Welly » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:01 pm

I guess you don't want to use a lubricant that could end up in the cylinder and coating the injector (if that's possible or feasible).

I think if it was me I'd use a dab of clean engine oil but see what the pro's say. I guess whatever you use isn't going to stay in there for long with all the heat and do you really care if they're going to be a pain for someone in 2023? :supafrisk:
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Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by caprixpack » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:52 pm

piglet wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:53 am
They seem to talk about re-mapping in hushed tones. Gentlemen don't re-map their vehicles, they buy the right one in the 1st place.
Notsure what Audi forums you've been on but the ones I've been on its a regular topic, the vw passat forum I use you'd struggle to find a user who's car isn't remapped.
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Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by piglet » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:25 pm

Perhaps it's just V6 snobbery.

Recommended glow plug anti-seize Beru GKF01 (recommended by Beru that is)
Obviously made from the rarest alloy of unobtanium:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192516523847
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Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by caprixpack » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:37 pm

piglet wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:25 pm
Perhaps it's just V6 snobbery.
Wouldn't be the first time.
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Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by piglet » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:57 pm

Having read all the internet wisdom(scoff) on glow plug anti-seize I've bought a tin of nickel anti-seize paste.
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Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by Bailes1992 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:44 am

Mercedes and febi bilstein produced a ceramic grease designed for glow plugs, spark plugs and DI injectors.

It not cheap, about £20 for a small Vaseline sized pot but seems to be the stuff for the job.
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Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by PhillipM » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:34 pm

Ceratec works fine and is cheap as chips, otherwise, yes, nickel based antisieze - not copper based as that will just make them stick worse from galvanic corrosion.

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Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by piglet » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:02 pm

500g tin of nickel paste arrived today.
9 quid off Ebay cheap enough for a lifetime supply.
Cheaper than a snapped glow plug that's for sure.
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Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by Welly » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:29 pm

Why am I thinking that EVERYTHING in piglet's house is going to receive a smear of Nickel Paste?

Door hinges, runners, locks :lol:
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Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by PhillipM » Wed May 09, 2018 12:44 pm

I suspect that at 9 quid for 500g it's probably more grease than nickel antiseize anyway, it'll be fine on the hinges :lol:

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Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Post by Bailes1992 » Wed May 09, 2018 4:03 pm

This is the stuff I use on glowplugs and sparkplugs!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FEBI-High-Te ... SwOA1aCvAB
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